Sri Lankan navy arrest 12 TN fishermen

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Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), September 12: The Sri Lankan navy arrested 12 fishermen from coastal town Rameswaram on Monday night for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

Sri Lankan navy arrest 12 TN fishermen

They were arrested while allegedly fishing off the Katchathivu islet and later taken to Talaimannar, S Emerit, Fisheries Association president told reporters. Their boats were also seized, he said.

On September 5, the Lankan navy personnel had allegedly attacked a group of fishermen from Tamil Nadu and damaged their boats and fishing equipment while they were fishing off Katchatheevu.

The Lankan navy arrested three fishermen from Mandapam on September 2 for allegedly crossing the IMBL.

PTI

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